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    Default Lost ball management

    I have a Macross Frontier machine sitting in a Keith frame.
    The problem I noting now is that lost balls falling from the rear of the machine for the most part do fall into the lower tray and roll forward... however I am getting quite a few that seem to hit the shelf and get stuck..
    This then leads me to clearing the shelf when I am done of all the "lost" lost balls.

    I am looking for ideas on a simple little shoot that I can have the balls go just past the lower shelf and into the collection tray.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Lost ball management

    I've used a regular oil funnel mounted to the frame or case with an electric conduit clamp.
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    Default Re: Lost ball management

    The previous owner to my Luminia Frame had a custom 1 1/2" PVC waste pipe that spits out lost balls into the collection tray. He drilled a hole into the frame to do that; it's perfect for a cabinet though. My other cabinet with "Ban Ban Jump" I just ghetto rigged the top part of a 2 liter bottle cut off to form a funnel, attached with a screw to the frame. It's not fancy, but it does the job of redirecting the balls! Nobody can see it anyway.

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    I use ex parlour ball collectors made by Sankyo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenclam View Post
    I use ex parlour ball collectors made by Sankyo
    Someone bought all the bright blue Sankyo out boxes...I had to settle for the dull beige Daitos.

    http://www.pachinkodama.jp/item/list/index.cgi?id=7

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    Default Re: Lost ball management

    the red ones came from wallymart if i remember right.. the blue ones were from autozone

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    This looks perfect..
    time to hit the Walmarts

    Quote Originally Posted by Moparformances View Post
    the red ones came from wallymart if i remember right.. the blue ones were from autozone

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    Default Re: Lost ball management

    I use a wood and cardboard ramp the goes up to the lost ball hole in the back of the machine. I've had no issues with it.
    I have not lost my mind. I have it backed up on disk somewhere...
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    When I had all mine set up, I made a chute out of plastic garage sale signs and duct tape. Simple and cheap.

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    This thread shows a blue Sankyo one.
    http://www.pachitalk.com/forums/pach...52-hehehe.html

    The advantage of these is that you can calculate the amount of balls fired to the nearest 10.
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